Inviting Change

March 28, 2024

If you have someone in your life who is using substances in a problematic way, you may often wonder what you can do to help them decide to change. You may be frightened or mad at them for making bad choices. It’s also likely you have absorbed the cultural message that there isn’t anything you can do to help because that would be enabling or that the only way they will change is when they bottom out. Science, however, offers some different options about how to help someone change…

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Recovery on Social Media

March 26, 2024

You live in a time where the world revolves around Facebook and Twitter. Nothing is official or newsworthy unless you have updated your status and shared with you 700 closest cyber friends. If you want to post about a promotion at work or how wonderful your significant other is, then take a minute to get on your phone, tablet or laptop and update. But how much do you share?  There are certain things you might want to think twice about, especially when you are in recovery.

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Is Drug Addiction Genetic?

March 21, 2024

For ages, communities have struggled with the complex issue of drug addiction, which has left a path of destruction in its wake. While there are many factors that contribute to addiction, one that has long perplexed scientists and academics is whether this harmful habit has a genetic component. Does the occurrence of addiction in families suggest a hereditary predisposition? Can we link certain genes to addictive tendencies? Investigating the complex link between genetics and drug addiction helps us to understand the fundamental causes of this condition and may have implications for prevention, treatment, and stigma reduction. Faith in Recovery explores the fascinating query: Is drug addiction genetic?

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What does accountability look like?

March 19, 2024

One of the greatest strengths of addiction is secrecy. It is the fuel that enables addiction to flourish. The antidote is accountability.

Luke 8:17 – For all that is secret will eventually be brought into the open, and everything that is concealed will be brought to light and made known to all.

The lie that Satan tells us in addiction is that we can get away with it. We can use, and nobody will find out. We choose to believe that lie because we want to. We want to use; therefore, we choose to believe that it is possible to maintain our secret activities. There is just one problem. The truth ALWAYS comes out. We are always discovered eventually, sooner or later.

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How Can You Avoid Abusing Prescription Drugs?

March 14, 2024

Prescription drug abuse has reached epidemic proportions. Many people don’t understand how addictive certain prescription medications can be. Oftentimes, the line has been crossed before the sufferer even realizes they’re addicted to the drug they hoped would help them.

If taken correctly, prescription medications can have tremendous health benefits. However, as soon as they begin to be abused, they can lead to substance use disorders and addiction issues. To help prevent prescription drug abuse and avoid life-threatening circumstances, we’re here to provide some guidance.

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The Relationship Between Alcohol and Heart Rate

March 12, 2024

Why Do I Lose Weight When I Drink Alcohol?

The correlation between alcohol and body weight has sparked curiosity and concern among many people. For some, it seems counterintuitive that consuming alcohol, which is considered to have empty calories, could lead to shedding pounds. However, if you’re wondering, “Why do I lose weight when I drink alcohol?” then there are several factors at play that can help explain. From the impact on metabolism and appetite to changes in dietary practices and fluid retention, we’re exploring the mechanisms behind this phenomenon to shed light on the complex relationship between alcohol and losing weight.

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